C. Raffelt 5.7.2021
This Godello comes from quite young vineyards, a little less than 20 years old. They are located in Campo, Molinaseca and San Lorenzo del Bierzo on the slopes of the Montes Aquilianos, a low mountain range. The vines there were trained in trellises and grow on clayey and chalky soils. After the hand harvest, the grapes were destemmed, pressed and fermented in stainless steel with temperature control, then matured for three months in stainless steel on the fine lees.
Sparkling lemon yellow with green reflections
The nose presents itself reductive and reserved. Gunpowder, flint and wet chalk are present in the glass. A little hay, dried meadow herbs and lemon zest are in no way inferior. Essential components of herbs as well as pine needles now slowly emerge in the glass. the fruit opens very slowly in the glass. Salt lemons, kumquat and white peach. Always restrained, never obtrusive. Almond blossoms, freshly chopped almonds and pine nuts as well as lemon balm buzz in the background. At the onset, it is reminiscent of an oolong tea.
Godello generally comes mostly through the palate and can build up its full strength here. It appears enormously elegant and racy. At first, it almost reminds one of Riesling from our latitudes. The acid structure is also enormously positive and extremely lively. The bright fruit is lifted to another level. From this plateau, peach, nectarine, quince and pear can suddenly be perceived in the best possible way. The reduction is completely discarded. Its citrusy nature is accompanied by stony to salty accents. It is enormously juicy and varied. Fruit and acidity are in constant exchange. The filigree aromas of herbs and blossoms come to the fore delicately in the finish.
Food recommendations from Marian Henß
- Potato and leek soup with bacon croutons
- Lemon chicken with grilled corn
- Char cooked in butter with pointed cabbage and Beurre Blanc
Attis Bodegas y Viñedos, Morouzos, 16 D-Dena, 36968 Meaño / Spain